New Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer and IMAX First Look Review

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Marvel released a new trailer for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie due to release August 1, 2014. This followed right after their generous and somewhat genius IMAX First Look event where they preview 17 minutes of the film to audiences all over the country, as well as provide attendees with an EXCLUSIVE first look poster: gotg_handout_imax_1000x1463   The 17 minute preview included the new extended trailer in which we get a little more expansion on the previous trailers, some better looks at previously revealed characters, and even a first look of Michael Rooker as Yondu. The main sequenced revealed in the 17 minute preview was essentially the mug shots and the prison meeting scenes, much of which has been greatly teased in previous trailers.

Overall the preview was great. It showed a small glimpse of what the movie has to offer without really giving away much story or plot. Visually the movie is beautiful, great CGI and flawless camera work, not to mention Groot and Rocket. The humor in the movie is something I feel the trailers do not focus much on, but will be a welcomed surprise to the audience. The action sequences are exactly what people have come to expect from Marvel, jaw dropping choreography with expert execution. I was also pleasantly surprised with how versatile Groot is with his one line, great job to Vin Diesel. The only downside I can speak to is the bland 3D; it is as good as any other post converted piece, meaning it is not really worth watching in 3D.

Guardians of The Galaxy seems like it will meet the hype. It is an extremely well done movie that will likely create new fans and help expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as drive more fans of the Guardians in other mediums; I debated with myself for two hours whether to buy the Marvel Legends Action Figures after watching the preview… I believe this will be the start of a new budding franchise, and the beginning of Rocket Raccoon Mania.

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